The balcony observer's 300th report- Butterfly incubator (My NO.22 butterfly) 孵蝶箱

by Tsao T-F April. 29, 2021 135 views

If you don't want to miss a newly hatched butterfly, why not collect a pupa (or buy it online?) before the wings appear.

如果你不想錯過新孵出的蝴蝶,何不在翅膀出現前收集一隻蛹(或是網路購買?)。

This is my NO.22 butterfly (Papilio demoleus).  這是我的第22號無尾鳳蝶。

This is my NO.22 butterfly (Papilio demoleus). 這是我的第22號無尾鳳蝶。

Its beautiful patterns have been revealed from the transparent pupa shell, indicating that it is about to emerge. 它漂亮的花紋已經從透明的蛹殼透露出來,表示它即將破蛹而出。

Its beautiful patterns have been revealed from the transparent pupa shell, indicating that it is about to emerge. 它漂亮的花紋已經從透明的蛹殼透露出來,表示它即將破蛹而出。

This is a butterfly incubator I modified from a shipping box. There are transparent plastic windows on two sides to watch the butterfly metamorphosis. 這是我從郵購箱改良的孵蝶箱。有兩面透明的塑膠窗戶可以觀看蝴蝶羽化的情形。

This is a butterfly incubator I modified from a shipping box. There are transparent plastic windows on two sides to watch the butterfly metamorphosis. 這是我從郵購箱改良的孵蝶箱。有兩面透明的塑膠窗戶可以觀看蝴蝶羽化的情形。

The newly emerged butterfly can't fly, and it is safer to hide in a box to avoid attacks from natural enemies. 剛破蛹的蝴蝶不會飛,藏在箱子裡可以躲避天敵的攻擊,比較安全。

The newly emerged butterfly can't fly, and it is safer to hide in a box to avoid attacks from natural enemies. 剛破蛹的蝴蝶不會飛,藏在箱子裡可以躲避天敵的攻擊,比較安全。

Once it can fly, I open the box and let it go. 一旦它會飛,我就打開箱子讓它離開。

Once it can fly, I open the box and let it go. 一旦它會飛,我就打開箱子讓它離開。

Sometimes once the butterfly flaps its wings, it leaves my balcony and never looks back, but not this time. 有時候蝴蝶一旦拍翅,就頭也不回地離開我的陽台,但是這次不是。

Sometimes once the butterfly flaps its wings, it leaves my balcony and never looks back, but not this time. 有時候蝴蝶一旦拍翅,就頭也不回地離開我的陽台,但是這次不是。

It flew for a short while, then stayed on the branch of Taiwanese Golden-rain Tree (Koelreuteria elegans). 它短暫地飛行一陣子,然後停到台灣欒樹的樹枝上。

It flew for a short while, then stayed on the branch of Taiwanese Golden-rain Tree (Koelreuteria elegans). 它短暫地飛行一陣子,然後停到台灣欒樹的樹枝上。

It has freedom, but it is still reluctant to leave my balcony. 它已經擁有自由了,但是仍然捨不得離開我的陽台。

It has freedom, but it is still reluctant to leave my balcony. 它已經擁有自由了,但是仍然捨不得離開我的陽台。

to be continued... (未完待續...)

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks! I've never witnessed this before! Must be a smart butterfly to stay with you!!!smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I sure it is a smart guy.smile

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Love your delicate and nature driven posts my friend

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Tsao T-F Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Antonio. I also love your posts.
I have not been to most of the places shown in your posts, and I think I may not have the chance to go in the future. But I like to see those beautiful places through your lens.smile

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice captures, the butterfly knows you protected it

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Tsao T-F Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment. Because my experience in my NO.0 butterfly is not good (a butterfly that was attacked on it's abdomen). cold sweat After that, I will try to protect them before they leave my balcony.smile

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Thomas Thompson Replied to Tsao T-F 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Your a good person for watching out for them   Thanks

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Tsao T-F Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

smile

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